Suspect arrested after string of vandalism in Randolph

A suspect was arrested after a string of vandalism in Randolph, police say.

Police say they responded to an alarm at the Bank of Canton on North Main Street Friday night at 9:02 p.m. after a window of the building had been broken.

An investigation led police to a local restaurant parking lot, and they found 39-year-old Randolph native Chad Bornstein.

Police allegedly uncovered a BB gun, and Bornstein was placed under arrest and detained.

He was charged with malicious damage to property over $1,200, and police then requested and obtained a search warrant Friday night around 11:20 p.m. to search his Nelson Driver residence.

Further investigation led to Bornstein being suspected of several additional vandalism and property damage incidents in the town in recent months, and police said there have been more than 20 similar incidents in the North Main Street area since January 9.

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“This case was brought to a conclusion through the collaboration and teamwork of our patrol and detective divisions,” Randolph Police Chief William Pace said.  “Most of all, I am very relieved that this will hopefully bring an end to the property damage that our business community has endured over the past two months.”

Police said additional charges are likely to be added, and said the incident remains under investigation.

Bornstein is being held on $1,000 bail, and is expected to be arraigned Monday in Quincy District Court.